08-Feb-2013 -- On beginning a vacation in the Australian state of Victoria, I was looking forward to driving along the famous "Great Ocean Road", southwest of Geelong. However, a series of fairly easy-looking confluence points along the 38 degree south line beckoned to me, so I decided to head westward, visiting these confluence points first, and then head south to tackle the Great Ocean Road in the west-to-east direction on the way back.
This first confluence point was very easy, lying just 117 metres west of a paved road, in a dry, grassy field, surrounded by eucalyptus trees. (These trees were different from the eucalyptus ('gum') trees that I had seen in other parts of Australia. Although their leaves were clearly eucalyptus, their gnarled trunks looked more like oaks, and their flaky bark looked somewhat like that of redwood trees.)
Apart from encountering lots of flies (as is commonplace in the Australian countryside), this was a pleasant confluence visit.
Continued at 38S-143E.